God is a Treasure Seeker who pursues a relationship with us, His lost treasure. We, the searchers, are looking for the one priceless thing that makes life meaningful. Once we discover and enter this relationship, God assumes the role of Master Jeweler who lovingly shapes, refines, polishes, and incorporates our flaws, transforming us into the beautiful jewels we are meant to be. The Treasure Seeker speaks especially to women, helping them feel valued while incorporating scripture for life application. Unique accompaniments include the “lost” parables: lost sheep, lost coin, prodigal son, pearl of great price, and lost treasure in the field. The Treasure Seeker is enriched with folklore of lost treasure tales, treasure and gemstone trivia clips, and points to ponder at the end of each chapter. Women have the opportunity to identify their gemstone makeup including their flaws. Ideal for women longing to deepen their relationship with Christ, and for spiritual seekers trying to grasp the message of the cross. Excellent for independent readership or small group study. Revised edition 2018.
Four young women each brave challenges at the dawn of the 20th century. Will they overcome their hardships and find love?
A compilation of fiction romances written by four authors including Teena Stewart
Flames of Hope by Teena Stewart
Young San Francisco police officer Gideon Light is smitten the moment he sees Lily McMinn rolling down the awnings on her father’s mercantile. Lovely, petite, and spunky, Lily had to grow up quickly after her mother passed away. She not only oversees the welfare of two younger siblings, she also helps run her father’s business.
Gideon and Lily are immediately attracted to each other and soon become good friends. It doesn’t take long before Lily realizes her feelings for Gideon have changed to something far deeper. He secretly harbors dreams of advancing in the force to earn a substantial enough income to make Lily his wife.
Before either has a chance to pursue each other, however, an earthquake of unthinkable magnitude shatters their world. With a raging fire fast in its wake, tragedy and triumph await as Gideon, Lily, and her family flee for their lives with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Set during the time of the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, this tale of great loss, incredible human courage, and sweet romance will inspire and warm your heart.
Additional stories include: Three Rings for Alice by Lisa Lickel; Forgiven by Paula Mowery; The Pocket Watch by Kathleen Rouser
You love your mother...You hate your mother...Mothers and daughters. In perhaps no other relationship are our hopes so high, and the dysfunction so disappointing. You feel locked into a hurtful relationship that you must deal with, and it’s wearing you down. But Jesus knew the brokenness we would face in the world, even in close places such as family relationships, and still He promised the Counselor would come alongside us.As a daughter who has struggled to maintain a healthy relationship with her mother, author Teena Stewart will help you name your hurts, face the barriers that stand in the way of a healthy relationship, and forgive even the unforgivable. Learn how to cultivate a friendship, communicate more effectively, and become the change you want to see. There is hope for restoration and renewal
We all like helping people. It s just a matter of knowing how. If you want to develop a ministry that embraces the poor, the homeless, and the brokenhearted, this book will show you the way. Benevolence is designed to aid a church in establishing and maintaining a benevolence ministry. Benevolence is a simple word for generosity, kindness, or compassion. That is the goal of this book--to assist individuals and communities in developing those qualities with God s help. Written mainly to equip churches with the means to launch and manage ministries of compassion, this book also provides insight for anyone wanting to fund, start, or participate in such ministries or organizations outside of the church. Drawing from extensive personal experience, the author, Teena Stewart, leads the way to effective benevolence ministry while supplying the tools needed to avoid many potential pitfalls. Using real-life illustrations, Teena casts a compelling vision of what a ministry of compassion can mean not only to those being helped but also to those doing the helping.
Small groups are a vital part of ministry. They offer churches a way to expand discipleship and build deeper relationships within their congregation, while meeting our culture’s need for community and connection. But implementing and running a small-group program is not an easy endeavor. From starting from scratch to expanding their group options, many churches are eager to learn more about this important ministry.Successful Small Groups is filled with everything churches need to launch and manage a small-group program. Author and ministry consultant Teena Stewart uses her experience and insight to show church leaders how to lay a strong foundation for small groups and build a healthy and effective ministry. By examining the best practices of several successful small-group programs, Stewart reveals ways to promote and multiply groups, troubleshoot, write group guidelines, train leaders, motivate groups to minister to others, and much more. She also includes examples of promotional flyers, mission statements, group covenants, and other resources—all of which are adaptable to fit a church’s individual needs.Whether you’re planning to begin a program or wanting improve an existing one, Successful Small Groups gives you the skills and information you need to approach small-group leadership and development like a seasoned pro.Topics include:Methods for training, mentoring, and equipping leaders. Preventing leader burnout. Suggestions for hands-on mission and benevolence projects. Innovative teaching techniques. Ways to keep groups energized and fun. And more!